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MUSIC SEEN: Ed Sheeran Stops By VH1 To Provide A Preview Of His Album

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Just weeks before releasing his new album, X, Ed Sheeran appeared on Big Morning Buzz Live to graciously give us a taste of his new music. And now that the LP is officially here, we can’t help but gush once more over Ed’s most recent visit to our studios!

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10 Essential Hits: Solange Knowles

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With all the attention surrounding Solange Knowles—thanks to that leaked video of her attacking Jay Z in an elevator—we thought it was worth looking back on her musical career and rounding up her ten most essential songs. As the Internet throws shade, saying her attack on the rapper was her biggest hit, true fans know there’s more to the singer. From her first solo record to her collaborations with Chromeo and Janelle Monae, Knowles has been turning out a superb mix of neo soul, classic R&B and modern funk.

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Last Lap: What Does Zane Lowe Ask Legendary Producer Rick Rubin in an Hour-Long Interview?

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Which one of Rev Run‘s kids is building a new empire and needs Kickstarter to foot the bill? Beyoncé debuts a trailer for a new HBO concert series and Ed Sheeran‘s X dropped today.

  • Rick Rubin sits down with BBC’s Zane Lowe in an exclusive interview to discuss the beginning of Def Jam, the creation of Yeezus and other moments of his incredible career. [The Fader]
  • Angela Simmons, Hip Hop icon Rev Run‘s daughter, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund her newest venture: AngelaIam TV. The campaign will run for 30 days with a goal of $25,000. Proceeds will help build AngelaIam TV, a platform to showcase talent from all over the world. [Kickstarter]
  • Queen Bee has revealed the trailer for her new HBO series, Beyoncé: X10, which documents her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.” The series will air in four-minute segments each Sunday at 8:55 pm EST starting June 29. Watch Beyoncé conquer the world in HD on HBO. [Rap-Up]
  • Sheerios everywhere are celebrating the album release of Ed Sheeran’s X today. But for those who are merely regular fans, here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know while listening to “X.” For starters, you pronounce the album as “multiply” not “X.” [MTV News]

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One Album Wonders: 10 Classic Rock Bands Whose Legacy Rests On A Single Studio Album

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Though its significance is on the wane due to single-song downloads, time was when the full-length studio album was the ultimate artistic achievement of any self-respecting rock band or artist. An album was the encapsulation of all a band’s talents and personality, and when we think of the greatest artists of rock, their reputations were made on a canon of recorded works. But what about those bands and artists whose legacy rests on a single release? Read more…

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Robin Thicke’s Wife-Wooing “Get Her Back” Video: Creepy Or Cute?

Robin Thicke needs a hug, you guys. Preferably from his estranged wife Paula Patton. The “Blurred Lines” singer has been pursuing his high school sweetheart with rom-com levels of determination since the pair split in February. He’s professed his undying love in the middle of concertssent her a whole forest full of flowers on Valentine’s Day, but his new single “Get Her Back” takes things to a whole new level.

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